On May 26, Dovzhenko Centre will present the film Tatar Triptych (2004) by Oleksandr Muratov as part of the opening ceremony of Intermezzo Short Story Festival in Vinnytsia. For the first time the film will be screened in the language of the originalCrimean Tatar.

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Director Alexander Muratov poetically tells stories of three Tatar women. The viewer not only learns about their everyday life, but also enters the world of their passions, dreams and desires.

The triptych is based on the neo-romantic series of Crimean stories by Mykhailo Kotsiubynskyi, in particular the novel On the Stone (1902), which is considered the first modernist work of the writer. The attempt to convey authenticity of the life of Crimean Tatars in the early twentieth century in the film is supplemented by ethnographic accuracy in re-enactment of the costumes, traditions and language of Crimean Tatars. Authenticity is added to the film through the locations where it was shot – Bakhchisarai, Balaklava, Karadag, the Sudak neighborhood, as well as participation of actors of the Crimean Tatar theatre from Simferopol.

“Naturally, this film does not aspire to tell everything about Crimean Tatars, even 10 films would not be enough to do that, yet it is an attempt to acquaint viewers with our people through our specific features: national traditions, rites, rituals, as humanity has not been able to find anything deeper and more metaphorical than rituals of different people,” said director of the Crimean Tatar theatre and film Akhtem Seitablayev, who played one of the leading roles in the film Tatar Triptych.


May 26, 20:30

Place: Vinnytsia, Yevropeiska Square (in case of rain — the RODINA cinema).


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